The Story Quilts of Rumi O’Brien

The Story Quilts of Rumi O’Brien

A trained watercolorist and the daughter of seminal manga (comic book) artist Katsuji Matsumoto, Rumi O’Brien approaches every aspect of her life with an artistic sensibility, from garden design to clothing construction. But it is when she creates her highly imaginative quilts that she is peerless, exceptional, unique. Her quilts are personal narratives, depicting her own stories or fantasies impeccably conceived and exquisitely executed. Best known in the vicinity of Madison, Wisconsin, where she has made her home for more than a half century, Rumi’s work transcends narrow definitions and limited locales. Its roots and branches are simultaneously absolutely Japanese and absolutely American, just like her name.

Event Date
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Sunday, April 12, 2020